Laser machining fiber-reinforced composites

September 2011
Industrial Laser Solutions;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p21
The article discusses the factors that affect the machining of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composites. It states that FRP has been widely used in aircraft manufacturing due to its various benefits that outweigh the initial cost of the aircraft. However, it also mentions the complexities associated with the methods of the approach, resulting to chipping, heat damage, and delamination. It outlines the factors that affect the machining of FRP and suggests techniques in overcoming the issue.


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